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All DigiPen faculty, staff, and enrolled students are eligible for a library card. To receive library privileges, please come to the library to set up an account. Many of the items in the library are available for three-week check out. This table explains our check out times, the number of items available for check out, and the overdue fine schedule:

Material TypeDuration# of ItemsFine
Audio/Visual2 days5$0.50 per item, per day
Book21 days5$0.25 per item, per day
Career1 day5$0.25 per item, per day
Equipment3 hours6$0.50 per item, per hour
Tablet Pens5 hours1$0.50 per item, per hour
Reserve2 hours5$0.50 per item, per hour

Library materials become overdue if not returned by the due date. An overdue notification is usually sent as a courtesy reminder. You are responsible for the returning of borrowed materials on time whether or not you receive an overdue notice.

Computers and Equipment

Students, faculty, and staff with a valid DigiPen account are eligible to use the computers and printer in the library. The library has wireless access.

Electronic Databases

  • DigiPen Library Catalog: A database of all the materials owned by the library.

  • ProQuest: An electronic full-text periodical and magazine database. Access to this resource is located in the DigiPen Library Catalog under “Links.”

  • Encyclopedia Britannica: Access to this resource is located in the DigiPen Library Catalog under “Links”

  • Books 24x7: electronic books. Access to this resource is located in the DigiPen Library Catalog under “Links”

  • Sound asset library: music and sound effects


Reserve materials are items that are in high demand by students and faculty. Most of the reserved materials are course textbooks. These items only check out for two hours at a time.

Alternate Testing

Alternate testing is available for students who may have missed an exam and have permission to make up that exam, or for students who require extra exam time. Students needing alternate testing should fill out an Alternate Testing Form, have their instructor sign it, and submit the completed form to the library. For more information about alternate testing, contact Kay Widmer (Director of Counseling Services and Disability Support Services Coordinator) or the library (library[at]digipen[dot]edu).

Information and Reference Services

The library provides assistance with research and general informational questions.